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and just for a handful of people. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> rain is in the bay area forecast again. that means after what happened this weekend people will be spending christmas keeping an eye on their neighborhood creek. cbs 5's joe vazquez went to find out why years of flood problems haven't been fixed. >> reporter: a lot of questions here. you can see the bag and behind me the big mound of sand. people are making their own sandbags here. in east palo alto, according to a news release that just went out, they had significant damage to their levies. >> . >> curtis simms says the water came and damaged the den and the floors. >> it is pretty bad. it's pretty bad when it would come up to your furnace in your family room. >> it coif been much worse. that's the word from officials who surveyed the creek. if last night's 9:00 p.m. high tide had come just a few hours earlier. heavy rains ended around 6:00 p.m. yesterday. >> if at that moment there had been a very high tide, we could have had serious flooding. so, we were lucky in that respect. >> reporter: still, the creek did man
and this time around, again, it looks like it's mainly going to be just rain. i'm david bernard for cbs news, miami. >>> at least six deaths are blamed on the storm system in the southeast. the trouble with tornados in hard-hit arkansas, nearly 200,000 people lost power, and the governor declared a statewide emergency. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: snow blanketed parts of the midwest and northeast. falling and blowing so hard it was difficult for road crews to keep up. as much as 2 feet of snow could fall in some areas. driving was treacherous. this car overturned in frederick, maryland. some trying to get home after christmas encountered dangerous near whiteout conditions. >> all of a sudden, we hit indiana, and we ran into this crazy snowstorm. >> reporter: well over a thousand flights have been canceled across the country and many others delayed including here at raggal international airport. >> i thought we were going to die. >> reporter:residents of mobile, alabama, heard what they thought sound like a freight train and a storm system touched down. >> we hopped into the cent
is nervously watching a fast moving creek that is threatening a christmas day flood. cbs 5 reporter is in east pal alto where people spent the evening sandbagging around their homes. >> reporter: that's right. and right behind me is the levy where crews are hard at work, reeling in the truckloads of sandbags, gearing up for more rain tomorrow. while most people spend christmas eve stacking presents under the tree. some east pal alto residence spent their night sandbagging. in preparation of more rain. >> and we are just packing up the sand. >> reporter: sunday monday, they spilled over the levy, cutting the neighborhood between daphne way. >> and we were swarmed with so much water last night. you had to run out. >> reporter: they are several evacuees. >> how is this affecting your christmas? horrible. just horrible. and they sets back. >> reporter: he could not do any last-minute shopping, spending the night with his eight kids in his car. a block away, things are getting back to normal in that home as they were evacuated, thankful that their house was not damaged. >> it was like up this high
for tuesday and especially wednesday and thursday. reporting for cbs news, miami. >>> authorities in western new york still don't know what prompted an ex-con to gun down a group of firefighters. the gunman lured them to his neighborhood in the town of webster by setting a fire to a car and house. two firefighters were killed in the ambush. this morning, officials are looking for more victims. we have more from webster, new york. good morning. >> reporter: duarte, as investigators work to find out why two firefighters were killed, the whole town of webster is grieving this christmas. it's a day that should be about celebration. candles are burning for two firefighters killed in an ambush the day before christmas. >> our men are hurt, and they're not going to be home with their families now. >> reporter: police believe 62-year-old william spengler intentionally set fire to a house and car in order to lure first responders to his neighborhood. >> i'm sorry. i just -- >> reporter: that's okay. >> it's -- christmas. i mean, who targets people on -- >> reporter: authorities say spengler injured t
and welcome to >>> merry christmas, welcome to "cbs this morning." merry christmas to you and you. >> our first christmas together. >> our first christmas together. yeah. great place to be. looking forward to a healthy and happy new year as well. >> so am i. santa was good to you? >> well, i'm going to see when i get home. he wasn't there when i left. since we get here so early, i'll check in when i get home. >> exactly. all right. >>> before we get started though, let's go to rebecca jarvis for a quick check of the headlines. >> thanks i'm rebecca jarvis. from the midwest to the southeast, millions of americans are bracing for a christmas day storm. it's snowing in maryland and pennsylvania and blizzard conditions expected in oklahoma and arkansas, and they're under a winter storm warning. but the real trouble looks to be the potential for tornadoes in the southeast and meteorologist jeff berardelli of wfor has more. good morning, jeff. >> good morning, rebecca. already getting active out there, especially in parts of texas and louisiana. severe thunderstorm warnings are
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> just steps from their door, water. the fear about a christmas day flood. good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm allen martin. not the night anyone would want, let alone on christmas eve. tonight, a bay area neighborhood is nervously watching a fast-moving creek that's threatening to ruin their christmas. cbs 5 reporter elisa is in east palo alto where people spent the evening sandbagging their homes. >> reporter: i'm standing in front of some of those homes that had to be evacuated last night. but just yards away is that levy with crews hard at work, coming up with a temporary fix before tomorrow's rain. while most people spent christmas eve stacking presents under the tree, palo alto residents spent their night stacking sandbags, protecting their homes near a damaged levy, in preparation for more rain. sunday night, the creek spilled over the levy, flooding the neighborhood. >> we were swarmed with so much water last night that we had to run out. >> reporter: lucas brown was one of several evacuated. >> how is this
. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> tonight some people are feeling the pain of procrastination. last-minute shoppers are searching for bargains but finding the shelves bare. christin ayers on the million reasons why they waited. >> reporter: twas the night before christmas and all through the door, a slew of last-minute shoppers with excuses galore. >> this year just kind of snuck up on me. >> reporter: the customers were fighting over toys in the aisle. shelves bare and picked over to the chagrin of this child. >> there's nothing in here. everything is gone! like the my little ponies, they aren't even around. >> reporter: the registers rang. a santa sang. but at the stroke of 10, it all came to an end. shops closed, leaving only one place to spend. because it's christmas eve and you know what that means. the only store open now is your local walgreens. >> christmas eve is by far the busiest day of the year for us. >> reporter: 4,000 procrastinators will come through here, and leave vowing to do better next year. reporting but not live, christin ayers, cbs 5. >>> a developing story r
security officers in schools. he doesn't mind. nra president david kean told cbs' "face the nation," a ban on assault weapons won't stop mass killings. >> we debated this before. we had a so-called assault weapons ban for ten years. we had what senator feinstein is suggesting. it was allowed to expire. the fbi, the justice department, and others who studied it said it made no difference. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. >> despite the national rifle association's opposition to any new gun laws, president obama insists an action is not an option when it comes to protecting children. while democrats and republicans are upset over the massacre in newtown, the country remains polarized on the issue of gun control. cnn's senior congressional correspondent dana bash is in washington. we know that some lawmakers came forward and expressed interest in introducing legislation about gun control, but i guess the question is will they really in the new year? >> reporter: it really -- the reaction, especially and e
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